Well it's official, again. We have a new nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Today, as expected, President Barack Obama officially nominated Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sebelius "will work with Democrats and Republicans alike to cut costs, expand access, and improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans."
It is a huge task, but Sebelius seems prepared for it.
The President also named Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of the nation's leading experts on healthcare and regulatory issues, as Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office for Health Reform. From the White House press release:
"As commissioner of the Department of Human Services in
It's a huge issue, and we wish both of them the best of luck--with the hope that they focus on what is really driving our health problems and healthcare costs...chronic diseases.